Four men arrested over journalist Lyra McKee's murder in Derry/Londonderry

By Q Radio news

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in April 2019 have arrested four men.

The men, aged 19, 20, 21 and 33, were all arrested in the Derry/Londonderry area this morning under the Terrorism Act.

They've been taken to  Musgrave street Police Station in Belfast.

29 year old Ms McKee, was shot while observing rioting in Derry's Creggan estate in April 2019.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said:

“These arrests are the culmination of a detailed two-year investigation into Lyra’s murder and the events which preceded it.

“The local community have supported the Police Service of Northern Ireland throughout the course of this protracted investigation and I wish to thank them for their continued support and patience whilst this phase of the investigation is ongoing.”

One man has already been charged with Lyra’s murder and another man has been charged with rioting and associated offences.

(Lyra McKee who was murdered by the Real IRA)

 

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